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American Red Cross

A: Memorandum

1.1 Introduction

The American ***** Cross has become a preeminent charity organization in the United States and is ma*****ly concerned with aiding people in the prevention of and preparation for emergencies and crises. The American Red Cross helps in terms of emergency response as well as public education and information about disease and other healthcare issues. It is also concerned with issues such as blood supplies ***** transfusions and is the largest supplier of ***** ***** blood products in the ***** States. (The American Red ***** Jo*****s the Fight Against Malaria)

***** organization is volunteer based and receives its funds from ***** donations. In terms of ***** structure and management it is not a governmental ***** and has *****s own internal management ***** supervisory system. *****s budget is derived ***** ***** as well as fees that are charged for some services.

The American Red Cross comprises 769 regional or city-based chapters. In ***** of the management of this large organization ***** directors of the ***** have a cert*****in amount ***** control and autonomy in planning and ascertaining which the most important areas of concern are. The Red Cross is also exempt from tax as it is considered as a non-pr********** charitable organization. (HowStuffWorks: "How the ***** ***** Cross Works.")

In recent years that Red Cross also expanded its services into such fields as civil defense, CPR training, HIV/AIDS education, and "...***** provision of emotional c***** and support to dis*****ter victims and their survivors." (A Brief History ***** the American Red Cross) The American red ***** is also the main supplier of "mass care" in declared disaster areas.(A Brief History ***** the ***** Red Cross)

***** Aspects central aspect ***** makes the American ***** Cross unique is the fact that is funded through ***** donations and comprised *****ly of *****s. A ***** aspect of ***** organization is the excellent work ***** it does - especially with regard to ***** supplies ***** disaster prevention. A*****her aspect that should be noted is ***** ***** American Red Cross is affiliated ***** and allied ***** the larger International Red Cross. In this regard, "...***** American Red ***** joins more than 175 other national societies in bringing aid to victims of disasters throughout the world. (A Brief ***** ***** the American Red Cross)

1.3. Reflections on this study

***** exploration of the literature on this organization has made me aware ***** the wide range of activities and services that the American Red ***** provides in the United States, as ***** as ***** other are***** ***** the world. At the same time, ***** research also highlighted the many difficulties involved in managing and supervising an enterprise of ***** size and complexity. This *****came clear from the plethora of reports ***** studies which questioned and critiqued aspects of ***** distribution of funds ***** services in some cases by the American Red Cross. The research on this topic also made me more aware of ***** importance ***** an organizati***** of this nature and the


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